• Inspirational,  Journal

    Purpose

    Lately, I’ve been thinking of the word purpose. What is purpose and why do we need to have (a) purpose? Well, as I do with all my words… here is what the dictionary/Wiki tells us… What is Purpose? Dictionary: The reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists Have as one’s intention or objective A person’s sense of resolve or determination And WIKI: An object to be reached; a target, aim; goal A result that is desired’ an intention The reason for which something is done, or the reason it is done in a particular way So according to those Purpose is the reason/intention an action or…

  • Writing Fun!

    May’s Writing Theme: Where is Your Progress At?

    Since we are one quarter into the year, I thought we could write about (and analyze) where we are, where we are going, and what we have done to get us to this point. So for this month we are writing our progress on whatever you have going on right now. Writing related or not. We are here to support you!   Example: For my example this month I will refer you to my blog as I have already given my progress for the quarter there. My Progress So Far… Check it out to see where I am and where I plan to go to reach my goals. SaveSave

  • Journal,  Writing

    My Progress so Far…

    One quarter gone… Where did the time go? We are now one quarter of the way through the year and I thought it would be a good time to review my goals and see where my progress is at. So let’s get right into it… Books Publish 3 Novels by 12/31 I would like to say that I am progressing here, but it is definitely slow going as I am in the process of revising book one of the Conquer the Darkness Series due to a publishing conflict. Book 4 is still in the editing stages due to the revision of book one Book 5 is being written, though slower…

  • Patreon Benefits
    Journal,  Writing

    Patreon Benefits For Authors and Writers

    Nothing is better for Authors and writers than gaining the support of their readers. Whether that is liking posts, reading their books, writing reviews, critiquing their work and more. Let’s talk about another platform that you could be utilizing to support your favorite writer, author or creative entrepreneur. Yep, I’m talking about Patreon! I’ve noticed that quite a few artists and creatives have begun to use Patreon for various reasons: Communication ~ As with blogs, social media and websites Patreon connects with them all to offer another platform to communicate with fans, readers and audiences from all over. Not only do they provide a way to keep readers up to date…

  • Journal,  Writing

    My 2018 Goals

    It’s getting to be the end of the year and I’ve been working on plans for next year. While thinking of what I really wanted to do with my business and how I want to move forward with my books, I find myself realizing that my goals from last year were… well, dull. Though they fit my business there was really no depth to them and to the business itself. If I want to make writing my career, I need to be more specific and defined with my goals for my business and my books. My thoughts here are to keep myself accountable to my goals and my business by…

  • Journal,  Writing

    Where Am I Headed?

    With June beginning, it’s time to begin contemplating of my next project. My series is underway with the second book coming out at the end of this month along with a stand alone novel. So what is next for me? Where do I go now? Well, continue my series of course! The next in this 7-8 book series (who knows there could be more) is the story of Jazzmine. One of the additional five women held captive by Dr. Simonson alongside Blessing. So where is she? What type of affect did his experiments have on her? How is she dealing with her return to society? Well, you will have to…

  • Journal,  Writing

    Writing Distractions and How to Overcome Them

    There is nothing worse than sitting down to write, having everything ready; your notes, inspiration, tools and energy, to hear a notification go off or the dreaded “Mom” shouted from the next room. Distractions are part of a writer/author’s life. How we handle them and overcome them can make all the difference in having a successful writing session or not. Today I have compiled some distractions you may or may not deal with as you sit to write your next big story and how to overcome them.  Let’s get started, shall we… Comparing Yourself to Others Distraction:     You remember sitting on the couch, relaxing, reading a novel by…

  • Journal,  Writing

    My Year Plan

    All of the thoughts and opinions herein are that of the author and were never influenced by any of the mentioned companies.  This year I am determined to put systems in place to accomplish my goals. If I took a glance at last year I would have one word for it… disappointing. This year my goals as outlined HERE are well on there way and I can safely say that even though we are not yet through January, I am ahead of schedule with my posts and well on my way to reaching my goals. I wanted to share how I planned out my year with you so that perhaps it will…

  • Journal,  Writing

    My Goals for 2017

    So, without further ado, here are my goals for 2017: Publish four short stories by December 31, 2017 Stories are my passion. I love the characters, the journey, the settings, quests, character growth, surprises, twists, and everything included in a good story. My hope is that you love my stories as much as I do. Read 12 books in my chosen genre by December 31, 2017d Not only is ready my chosen genre enjoyable, it can be inspirational, enlightening, and can cause a sense of peace when reading the words of a fellow author. Read 4 books not in my chosen genre by December 31, 2017 I am usually only…